Ricoh UK Ltd. (RUK) recently introduced a health and safety management system. Over a period of two years, health and safety coordinators selected from among the employees established the management system in cooperation with IRM UK Ltd., a specialized health and safety institution. In addition to the comprehensive risk surveys that were carried out at all RUK business sites, regular reviews have been conducted, with the problems surfacing through such reviews being reflected in training for employees. For example, the training for employees who drive cars for sales or collection purposes includes the confirmation of travel distance, revision of responsible areas, and management of schedules.
In addition, all-out efforts for health and safety management are being made through upgrading of the online health and safety information database and introductory training for new employees.
The implementation of the project has resulted in a 79% reduction in the number of accidents involving employees at RUK. Furthermore, RUK started widely supporting the health and safety management of its dealers, which has helped strengthen its relationships with partners and has been highly appreciated.